Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to the Erik Larson bestselling novel, The Devil in the White City.

The film was up in the air after aquiring it with Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner. According to Variety, Larson's nonfiction book, set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, tells the intertwining stories of fair architect Daniel H. Burnham and serial killer H.H. Holmes, who used a hotel he built near the fairgrounds to lure his victims.

No production schedule has been set for The Devil in the White City.